Lima and Allen County, Ohio, are gearing up for an extraordinary celestial event set to grace our skies on April 8, 2024 – the Total Solar Eclipse. This rare occurrence promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience as we are directly in the Path of Totality, and we’re excited to invite you to join us in celebrating this remarkable phenomenon.

For those traveling from near and far to be part of this cosmic event, you’ll find easy access, a warm welcome and a comfortable stay in one of our 18 county hotels. Whether you’re seeking luxury or budget-friendly accommodations, our community is prepared to ensure you have a restful night’s sleep before and after the eclipse.

Captivating Events and Activities

To enhance your eclipse experience, numerous venues, restaurants, and organizations in Lima and Allen County are planning an array of captivating events and activities. There will be something for everyone, from science enthusiasts to families looking to create a memorable day out. Our community is committed to making sure you’re entertained and have a great time.

Are you in search of an ideal location to witness the Total Solar Eclipse? Look no further than Allen County, where we boast two dynamic park systems spread across the area. Our parks offer expansive areas, numerous amenities, and a variety of activities to ensure your eclipse-viewing experience is both enjoyable and comfortable.

Lima & Allen County,

Allen County is also home to several unique museums including the extraordinary Allen County Museum. In addition, we have another claim to astronomical fame. The Delphos Canal Commission Museum proudly hosts a fascinating display dedicated to Leslie Peltier, a local legend known as the “world’s greatest non-professional astronomer.” Peltier’s contributions to the field are celebrated with this remarkable exhibit, which is an essential stop for anyone interested in the stars and the history of astronomy.

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With numerous dining establishments to choose from, you can enjoy delicious foodie fare during your visit. If your preference leans towards food trucks and camping, then you’re in luck. The Allen County Fairgrounds will be the venue for a camping and food trucks event coinciding with the eclipse.

Looking for 2024 Eclipse souvenirs? Explore our Totality Treasures online store! Secure your t-shirts, hats, and various mementos well in advance of your Lima visit for the event.

As the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse approaches, our community is excited to welcome you and share in this extraordinary event. Keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates of events as they are announced.